Salome Bey

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Salome Bey CM (October 10, 1939 – August 9, 2020)[1][note 1] was an American-born Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, and actress. She was born in Newark, New Jersey.

Bey recorded two albums with Horace Silver, and released live albums of her performances with the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir and at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

In 2005, she was made an honorary Member of the Order of Canada.[2]

Bey was a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism.[3]

Bey died on August 9, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario from dementia-related problems, at the age of 80.[4]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. While The Canadian Encyclopedia gives her year of birth as 1939, other sources say she was born in 1933 or 1944.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Salome Bey". The Canadian Encyclopedia. January 13, 2009.
  2. "Salome Bey invested as Honorary Member of the Order of Canada". Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 8 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Artists - Artists Against Racism". Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  4. Canada's First Lady Of Blues Salome Bey Dies